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A Brush With Death? – The Tikling Accident of Jan. 12, 2012

I actually almost had close brush with death a few weeks ago…

A lot of my friends that I have told this to said that there’s nothing to be scared of, but I beg to differ. Had I not decided well, that would have been the end of this blog. ~_~

The morning of January 12, on my way to work, I decided that I was going to leave early from my office to head for a local Health insurance company, so that I can fix my account with them and add my mother as a beneficiary to my account. I was supposed to leave around 11 am, so that I can take my lunch at a nearby mall.

But when I got to the office, I decided to call off my travel for the time being, and focus on my work for the moment. A few moments later, there was havoc in the office.

It turns out that a dump truck, coming from uphill on the road near our office, lost it’s breaks, and headed towards the intersection where I normally wait for jeepneys with jeep parts from xtremeterrain.com when I travel home… or to the Health Insurance office.

That same corner where the child came out of, is the very same corner where I normally wait for a ride.

According to the reports, 5 people were killed, and 13 were wounded. Of the 5, one of them was an elementary student, who was seen as in the footage crossing the road before the truck plowed him through. And also according to the reports, these kind of accidents happen a lot.

It is a very scary thing to think about. A lot of people were shocked, but very few of them were scared at the fact that this truck plowed through our office’s neighborhood. There were five of us who were thinking of leaving the office early, and we were all glad that we didn’t. If we continued our travel, we would’ve seen this accident… or worse yet, we would’ve been in the accident. We were happy that our decisions kept us alive.

We were also sad about the victims. One of the children that were killed in this accident happened to be a student at one of our offices’schools. I extend our condolences to the child’s family, as well as the family of the others that have perished in this horrible accidents.

Anyway, this only goes to show that although some things can be avoided, nobody can really tell what will happen in our lives. I am a little glad that I didn’t go through with my travel, but I’m still very sad about the victims. This kind of accident happens here almost every year, and I am appalled that the local government is still not doing anything to stop this. How long will they let this happen? How many lives are they willing to risk while they make their decision? I don’t know the answer to these questions, but I sure hope that they do something quick. It’s scary to think that others could fall victim to these kind of accidents here. >_<

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Shiva Sisters Motorbike

I WANT ONE OF THESE!!

Yeah, it’s from Final Fantasy XIII. I actually found about this on the InterNet (YouTube is awesome XD). My brother has this game on the PS3. He thought I’d die of envy when he took a picture of the console along with its still packaged ps3 hdmi cable. HA! I am still in love with my FFX, thank you very much.

I do not envy him because he has the PS3. I envy ANYONE who has a real, running motorbike designed to look like the Shiva Sisters. It’s freakin’ awesome! Although, it might be pretty awkward if I rode it… 3 girls, 1 bike? I don’t think so. XD

Anyway, it would be so cool if someone made that in real life, much even cooler if it runs.

Heeeyyy… somebody should make that, and Cloud’s Fenrir bike too! ARGH! That would be SO AWESOME!!! XD

(yeah, in case you haven’t noticed, I’m quite the FF fan XD)

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Fast Five

Yep, the preview for the fifth (and probably last) sequel for Fast and The Furious franchise, entitled “Fast Five” has just been released!

Meaning a lot of fanatics are going to need cheap auto insurance again, since they will probably be drifting and driving like in the movie. XD

Man, I haven’t seen any good driving movies lately. Everything is about fantasy or superhero stories, especially with the releases of “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows”, the “Twilight” series, “The Green Lantern” and “Thor” (I’m hoping my brother can score us some tickets for the last two XD). I’m looking forward to watching something different again.

Not to mention one of my favorite wrestlers, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is in the movie as well!

And of course the ever drool-worthy, hunk-of-muscle-and-hotness Vin Diesel is back again, along with his co-stars. If you watch the preview closely, it seems like a lot of people from the last four sequels are back and raring to put the pedal to the metal.

And the cars… Oh my Gawd! The cars! They look so awesome in the preview! I hope they can showcase great cars again (as they often do XD), particularly new released models. Even though I am not much of a mechanic, I do appreciate a certain beauty in cars. XD

Anyway, there’s no date of release for the movie yet (darn ~_~), but I sure hope it’s pretty soon! ^_^v

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The Philippine Kalesa

Being here in Marinduque, sometimes I can’t help but be reminded about how life was like during the pre-Spanish period of our country, mainly because there are still some old houses here, and recently, I saw a “Kalesa”, or a horse-drawn carriage.

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I wonder if Kalesas are allowed to get the cheapest car insurance available. I mean, technically, they are considered modes of transportation… though they don’t exactly run on machines. XD

We’ve never ridden in a Kalesa before, but I imagine it’s going to be a weird experience, since we’ll be riding in a horse drawn carriage, while everyone else is going to be speeding by us in their Jeepneys, Pajeros and other motor vehicles. XD

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The Can Am Spider RT

Whew, I never knew I was such a automobile freak. XD

After seeing the “The DeLuca Motel” episode in CSI: Miami, I became very interested in one of the motorcycles featured in it. Known as the Can Am Spider Roadster.

Originally, I thought this was a motorcycle. But it had 3 wheels, so I then thought that it’s an ATV (all terrain vehicle). As it turns out, it really WAS a motorcycle… or a roadster. as some might say.

Anyway, I want one of these SOOOO much (though I might need a free life insurance quote should I crash or whatever) since the 2 front wheels might help me with my stability issues (yep, I’m a automobile freak, but I suck at driving ’em XD). But the Can Am motorcycles are still not available in the Philippines. Not to mention that SHOULD they get released here, they would probably cost millions of pesos.

Geeze… I really want one of these babies… ~_~

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The 2012 Opel Corsa <3

I think I’ve found my dream car… or rather my “future” dream car, I just hope that if I’m able to buy it, it would include a cheap auto insurance. XD

 

 

 

 From Cellphone Photos

Meet the (rather stubby XD) 2012 Opel Corsa, a concept car designed by General Motors. Yep, you read it right… this lil’-hunk-a-metal won’t be released until 2012, due to the design that apparently still needs tweaking. This car was already shown during a week long Ferrari fair. GM also gave motorists a hint of what’s to come with this baby, showing off a diesel/electric hybrid of this car at the 2007 Frankfurt road show. And yes, I am a big fan of hybrid cars. XD

It’s just too bad that hybrid cars are not too big here in the Philippines. Even though the hybrid Toyota Prius was already released, Filipinos were not too excited about it, due to its price (P 2.2 million!!!) and the continuous price hikes of both diesel and electricity. Hybrid cars would have been such a great idea for the Philippines too.

I wish someone would hurry up and finish a water-powered car already, that way we can just use rainwater or tap water for fuel. XD

2012 Opel Corsa image from http://www.automobilemag.com

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Of Future Cars… WHOOHOO!!!

Okay, I have to admit… I’m not a much of a “car” person. Truth be told, I’m more into Harleys than cars. But after seeing this on cable TV, I can’t help but SLOBBER at the thought of owning a car like this.

For those who don’t know yet, this car is (for me anyway) the best future car I have ever seen.

This beauty, my friends, is BMW’s newest high-tech baby, G.I.N.A., which stands for Geometry and Functions In “N” (meaning infinite) Adaptions. Ain’t she pretty?! XD

This newest concept car from BMW is very high tech. It’s body is made of a special high tech cloth that expands and shrinks at the push of a button, which is particularly useful when you lack space in your trunk to put stuff in. The cloth does this because the frame of the car itself is made of controllable metal bars and wires, which can open and close parts of the car like the hood, its doors and even it’s headlights. This is particularly cool since the headlights look like eyes when they open… XD

The control of the car itself is monitored by a powerful computer, which also activates the car to turn on or to go into standby mode (no more getting worried about locking your keys in your car!). When the car is on standby, and the owner returns to use the car, it’ll automatically start up and use the last saved settings used by the last person who use it.

The wires and cloth of the car not only changes on the outside, but also the INTERIOR as well. It can adjust the seats, the dashboard, etc. to fit the driver and the passengers needs.

So yeah, this car is SO TOTALLY AWESOME!!! (For me anyway… XD) But now that I think about it, this car probably isn’t fit with the streets here in the Philippines. Specially when it faces off against the King of the Philippine Streets… the Jeepney.

G.I.N.A. vs Jeepney? The G.I.N.A. would probably get owned pretty bad. Jeepneys have a lot of sharp, metal parts (specially the Jeepneys that happen to be a bit rusty XD) which can probably rip the G.I.N.A. to shreds.

Anyway, if BMW could make a G.I.N.A. car which runs on water, I’m pretty sure that THAT would be a big hit. In fact, I think any automobile that could work with water as its fuel source would be an instant hit. Specially with the oil prices today. ~_~

Maybe someone should invent a Harley-Davidson that runs on good old H2O… if somebody does that, I’ll use every bit of my salary to buy one. XD

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Of Future Cars… WHOOHOO!!!

Okay, I have to admit… I’m not a much of a “car” person. Truth be told, I’m more into Harleys than cars. But after seeing this on cable TV, I can’t help but SLOBBER at the thought of owning a car like this.

For those who don’t know yet, this car is (for me anyway) the best future car I have ever seen.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pwabDeqVi8&hl=en&fs=1&]

This beauty, my friends, is BMW’s newest high-tech baby, G.I.N.A., which stands for Geometry and Functions In “N” (meaning infinite) Adaptions. Ain’t she pretty?! XD

This newest concept car from BMW is very high tech. It’s body is made of a special high tech cloth that expands and shrinks at the push of a button, which is particularly useful when you lack space in your trunk to put stuff in. The cloth does this because the frame of the car itself is made of controllable metal bars and wires, which can open and close parts of the car like the hood, its doors and even it’s headlights. This is particularly cool since the headlights look like eyes when they open… XD

The control of the car itself is monitored by a powerful computer, which also activates the car to turn on or to go into standby mode (no more getting worried about locking your keys in your car!). When the car is on standby, and the owner returns to use the car, it’ll automatically start up and use the last saved settings used by the last person who use it.

The wires and cloth of the car not only changes on the outside, but also the INTERIOR as well. It can adjust the seats, the dashboard, etc. to fit the driver and the passengers needs.

So yeah, this car is SO TOTALLY AWESOME!!! (For me anyway… XD) But now that I think about it, this car probably isn’t fit with the streets here in the Philippines. Specially when it faces off against the King of the Philippine Streets… the Jeepney.

G.I.N.A. vs Jeepney? The G.I.N.A. would probably get owned pretty bad. Jeepneys have a lot of sharp, metal parts (specially the Jeepneys that happen to be a bit rusty XD) which can probably rip the G.I.N.A. to shreds.

Anyway, if BMW could make a G.I.N.A. car which runs on water, I’m pretty sure that THAT would be a big hit. In fact, I think any automobile that could work with water as its fuel source would be an instant hit. Specially with the oil prices today. ~_~

Maybe someone should invent a Harley-Davidson that runs on good old H2O… if somebody does that, I’ll use every bit of my salary to buy one. XD

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